Renfrew OPP Weekly News

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 272 calls for service during the past week.

Domestic Violence

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated eight domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with criminal harassment and another male was charged with assault and two counts of breach of probation. No other criminal offences took place.

Break and Enter

On Tuesday October 3 OPP officers responded to a break, enter and theft call at a cabin on Colton Road in Admaston Bromley Township. A pad lock was cut off a gate to gain access to the property. Padlocks were also cut off several outbuildings and sheds to search them. A door to the cabin was kicked in. Stolen property includes various tools, a flat screen TV, liquor, pop, 2 gun cleaning kits and a Cooey shotgun. Physical evidence was collected from the scene. Police believe the break in occurred during the overnight hours between Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2. A stolen 2007 red Ford Ranger pick-up truck was involved in this theft. It was stolen from Ben Hokum Ltd property on Black Point Road in North Algona Wilberforce Township overnight Oct 1-2. It was recovered in the ditch on South McNaughton Road in the early morning hours on Oct 2. Provincial Constable (PC) Jason Golds is investigating.

A door and window were damaged at a vacant home on Dragonfly Way in Admaston Bromley Township. The damage was reported to police on Friday October 6. Nothing was stolen at the scene. PC Jeff Cassidy is investigating.

An apartment on Caruso Street in Arnprior was broken into overnight on Sunday October 8. The victim reported a thief entered through a window and stole alcohol and a BB gun. A break in at another apartment in the same building was reported while police were on the scene for the initial report. No details are available on how entry was gained or what was stolen. PC Joel Cobb is investigating both crimes.

A home on Marjorie Road in Whitewater Region Township was broken into on Saturday October 7 around 11 pm. Police responded when a witness reported someone driving a ski doo on the snowmobile trail and had gotten it stuck and abandoned it. While investigating this theft police discovered the owner of the snowmobile was away and their home had been broken into. A television was stolen from the home. PC Mark Cranford is investigating.

Impaired Driver

On Saturday October 8 at approximately 2:38 am OPP officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Opeongo Road in Admaston Bromley Township. The male driver suffered minor injuries and was transported by paramedics to hospital. The male driver had been drinking and was arrested for impaired driving. Following breath tests at the hospital Richard SHIKATANI Jr. aged 22 of Admaston Bromley Township was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on October 25. PC Dave Peace led the investigation.


Sometime between 1 pm Sunday October 1until noon on Tuesday, October 3 a black 2007 Ford F150 was stolen from a driveway on Landrigan Street in Renfrew. The truck had Ontario licence plate AH34803 on it at the time. There is a "613 truck" white sticker on the rear window of the driver's side, as well as a Toronto Maple Leafs sticker on the middle of the tailgate. PC Helen Paterson is investigating.

Between midnight and 7:30 am a truck was stolen from a parking compound on McLachlin Street N in Arnprior. The truck is a 2001 GMC Sierra, white with Ontario Licence AR69585. The truck was unlocked with keys hidden inside. PC Denys Baranovskiy is investigating.

Incendiary Device Thrown at Residence

Two males have been arrested after an incendiary device was thrown towards a residence in Arnprior on Saturday October 7 at approximately 7:30 pm. Police responded to investigate after the incident which resulted in a small fire but no damage to the home and no injuries to the people present. Shaun SUTHERLAND aged 33 of McNab Braeside Township was arrested on Monday October 9 and held for a bail hearing on October 10. He is charged with possessing an explosive substance with intent to enable another to deliver. On Tuesday October 10OPP officers arrested Ross BAHM aged 46 of McNab Braeside Township. He is charged with placing or throwing an explosive device and 3 counts of breach of a recognizance. PC Lisa Nicholas is leading the investigation.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 735-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day.  Please visit the website